About the parklands
We are expanding parklands to create the 2,778-hectare marram baba Merri Creek Regional Parklands, stretching from Campbellfield to Beveridge. The parklands will provide more green open space for communities in Melbourne’s growing north, protect native plants and animals and strengthen cultural heritage.
Recent naming analysis by the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation has found that the name ‘marram baba’ is to be applied instead of ‘marran baba’. The meaning of marram baba is ‘body of mother’.
Where will the parklands be located?
The parklands run along Upper Merri Creek on Wurundjeri Country, about 30 kilometres north of Melbourne’s CBD.
They will link trails, open spaces and conservation areas in existing reserves. The expanded walking and cycling trail will extend popular Lower Merri Creek trails.
The natural environment will provide access to healthy outdoor activities and open spaces.
When can I visit the parklands?
You can visit marram baba Merri Creek Regional Parklands now. New park areas and facilities will open in stages from 2023.
Government commitment to create a ring of parkland around Melbourne
2019 – 2022
Community consultation – Stage 1
Cultural values study by Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation
Mid – late 2022
Community consultation – Stage 2 and new signage
Final Future Directions Plan
Loop trail at galada tamboore and structural upgrade of pedestrian bridge
We are planning the parklands in partnership with Traditional Owners and public land managers. Together we will work with stakeholders and the community to deliver the new park.
Want to get involved?
Community consultation is currently closed. For more information, go to Engage Victoria.
You can register for updates by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information download the marram baba Merri Creek Regional Parklands Fact Sheet (PDF, 1.1 MB) or contact the Suburban Parks Program team by email at email@example.com
Page last updated: 01/03/23